Showing posts from August, 2007

August 31st, 2007 - The Johansens

One of the greatest things about this blog is the friends I have been privileged to meet - and this is no exception. David and Daniel Johansen are from Minnesota but were in Dallas when he called and asked if there was any possible way he and his son could go out with Dewey and I.

How can you turn down an opportunity like that! We made the arrangements and hope that Mother Nature would cooperate. I woke up Friday morning about 3:25am to Thunder - Looked at the radar and thought that the day might be a wash.

The storm blew through and we fished about 4 hours around the North Jetty. We didn't have alot of luck, but still had a good time. We caught 2 Reds - 1 slot and 1 Bull and all the Shark we wanted. Numerous Black Tips, Bonnet Heads and Sand Shark were boated - mostly bathtub to 3 1/2 foot.

Here is a video of the trip

It really was a great day on the water! Good luck to David, Daniel and entire Johansen Family on their future endeavors!

Panama Mission Trip Video

Here is a video of the Mission Trip to the Kuna Yala.

Fish Identification

Several people have chimed in about the fish I caught in Panama. There is some discussion whether this fish is a Spanish Mac or a Cero Mac. The one of the top is the one I caught - the bottom one is a Cero Mac I found on the net. Notice that mine doesn't have the definitive line through his body.

The Other fish without a doubt is the Houndfish - a member of the Needlefish Family.
Needlefishes are very elongate with long pointed jaws bearing numerous needle-like teeth; there are no spines in the fins; the dorsal and anal fins are posterior on the body; the lateral line passes along the lower side. These fishes are surface-dwelling and protectively colored green or blue on the back and silvery below; some species have green bones. They feed mainly on small fishes. When frightened, as by a predator or approaching boat, or confused by a light at night, they may leap and skitter at the surface. People have been injured by being struck by the larger needlefishes, and fatalities have b…

Surfside Family Fishing Video

Every year our family rents a beach house down at Surfside. This year we were able to do a bit more fishing and although we didn't catch anything outstanding, but still thought you might enjoy watching a video - featuring the new "Hat Cam."

Fishing in Panama - San Blas and Bayano River - August 2007

We had a great time fishing on the Mission Trip to the Kuna Indians in Panama. Most of the fishing was done between islands in San Blas, but we also were able to do some fishing around the mouth of the Bayano River as it flows into the Pacific.

Here is a video of the trip

These were the guys who took me around the islands. We trolled Snapper Slappers - and all fish we caught around the islands were on the Red and White Slapper.
The locals called this a "Sierra" - which to me looks like a small Kingfish.
This Rock Grouper was a great catch! Both of these fish were taken back to the Islands and our host family was thrilled to get the fish!We caught this Spanish Mac while fishing around the mouth of the Bayona River. He was caught on a Blue and White Yozuri Minnow.This is one of the many Needle Fish we caught . They were some mean powerful little suckers!